Clove Alliance Conference Sheds Light on Child Exploitation in the Digital Era


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KANKAKEE, IL – Clove Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating sexual violence and supporting survivors, is set to host an impactful one-day conference entitled “Behind the Screen: Child Exploitation in the Age of the Darknet.” Geared towards law enforcement and community professionals, this event will take place on Friday, June 23rd, from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM at Kankakee Community College.

The conference aims to empower attendees in the fight against online exploitation and cyber-trafficking. Through interactive sessions and expert presentations, participants will gain vital insights, including:

  • Understanding how technology, chat rooms, and Darknet communities contribute to the victimization of children, allowing offenders to operate undetected.
  • Recognizing the inherent dangers associated with social networks, chat rooms, and Darknet communities.
  • Examining real-world techniques employed by online predators to groom their victims.
  • Exploring the ways technology is leveraged as a tool for exploitation.

Lunch will be provided, and the conference offers Professional Development (PD) and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for attendees. Law enforcement professionals can take advantage of ILETSB-approved training.

To learn more about the conference or register, please visit Clove Alliance’s website at

Clove Alliance is committed to improving the quality of services for survivors of sexual violence, aiding in their recovery, and working towards the elimination of such crimes. Their range of services, including counseling, medical and legal advocacy, case management, and prevention education, is available free of charge to individuals and organizations in Kankakee, Iroquois, and Ford counties.


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